What To Do If Your Child Experiences a Dental Emergency

First and foremost, try to stay calm: injuries to the mouth, face and teeth can happen frequently in children. Remaining calm and taking decisive action will help minimize the damaging effects of the injury, and lessen your child’s resulting discomfort.

Emergency Dental Care SignMake sure that your child did not suffer a head injury: If your child’s injury involved hitting their head and causing them to lose consciousness even for a brief moment, your child should see a physician immediately. The mouth and teeth should be addressed as a secondary concern.

Stop the bleeding: Try to stop any bleeding with a clean washcloth or sterile piece of gauze. As you do this, check for broken teeth and/or missing teeth. If there are missing teeth, try to locate them, and place them in a cup of milk, or if that is not available, you can use saliva or saline.

Call our Marietta Emergency Pediatric Dental office. (678.813.3202) Whenever possible, we offer same day service appointments for dental emergencies – for patients and non-patients – within our normal operating hours.

Some additional information on how to deal with your child’s dental emergencies:

Broken Tooth

Delicately clean or rinse dirt from the area around the break. Place a cold compress on the face in the area of the broken tooth to minimize lip or facial swelling. If the fracture is more than one-half of the tooth, see the dentist immediately.

For Appointments, please call 678.813.3202 or contact us online!

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Coronavirus Update

In response to the uncharted territory of COVID-19 and commitment to protect our patients, employees, and community at large, Herrin Pediatric Dentistry will be closed the next 2 weeks (with a planned reopening of March 30th). We will reassess at the end of this time period and hope to reopen then. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please call our office for assistance, we will continue to see emergency patients on a case by case basis. Any appointments cancelled during this time will be rescheduled as soon as we are open again and we will reach out to make a new appointment time ASAP.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. We encourage and urge everyone to practice social distancing to limit the spread of this virus so we can keep each other safe and resume our regular lives as quickly as possible. Please remain vigilant and remember that even if you are asymptomatic you can still spread COVID-19 to others. We are thinking about each of our patients and families during this difficult time and praying for the safety of everyone.